Temples Canals and Jungles

Southern India at its wildest. Explore famous temples and archaeological sites. Enjoy the wildlife in the jungles of Nagarhole National Park. Daily departures.

Day 01: CHENNAI. Arrive Chennai. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: CHENNAI. Full day excursion to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram.

Day 03: CHENNAI. Transfer to the station for early morning train to Mysore. Half day city sightseeing.

Day 04: MYSORE. Full day excursion to Srirangapatnam and Ranganthitu Bird Sanctuary.

Day 05: MYSORE NAGARHOLE. Drive to Nagarhole National Park and the Kabini River Lodge, a unique wildlife resort at Karapur nestling on the southern fringes of Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park.

Day 06: NAGARHOLE – Elephant safari and river excursion.

Day 07: NAGARHOLE - WYNAD – Early morning jungle jeep safari. Drive to Vythiri Resort which is situated in the evergreen forests and has been built in the traditional Kerelan style.

Day 08: WYNAD – Day at leisure.

Day 09: WYNAD – CALICUT After breakfast drive to Calicut and your Houseboat. Afternoon cruise through the narrow canals.

Day 10: CALICUT – COORG. Disembark houseboat after breakfast and drive to Coorg and the Orange County Resort. This lovely resort is situated among the blue hills on 300 acres of lush green coffee plantations. Late afternoon visit to Dubari Forest.

Day 11: COORG – CHICKMANGULAR. Drive to Chickmangular, better known as "Coffee City", situated on the leeward side of the Western Ghats and surrounded by temples. Excursion to Sravanabelagola, home of the Jain Pilgrimage Belur and Halebid for their exquisite 12th century temples.

Day 12: CHICKMANGULAR – HAMPI. Drive to South India’s most spectacular archeological site at Hampi.

Day 13: HAMPI – Full day visit to the ruins of Hampi.

Day 14: HAMPI – BADAMI. Drive to Badami. Late afternoon visit to the renowned Badami Caves to see the rock-cut cave temples and fortresses.

Day 15: BADAMI. Full day excursion to Aihole and the World  Heritage site of Pattadkal

Day 16: BADAMI – GOA – Drive to Goa and Panaji, a former Portuguese colony.

Day 17: GOA – Day at leisure

Day 18: GOA – Tour ends after breakfast

Includes: accommodation, transfers in non-airconditioned car, sightseeing, breakfast daily, all meals at Nagarhole, Coorg and on the houseboats and domestic rail tickets.

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